Monthly Archives: October 2017

Film Review – Thor Ragnarok

One key returning character from the Marvel Universe in Thor Ragnarok has been thoroughly spoiled in trailers, posters and other publicity around the film. Had this particular reappearance not been revealed by the marketing department, it could have been a … Continue reading

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Life, Death and Iceland: An interview with Zena Shapter

Award-winning author Zena Shapter has just had her new novel – a gripping, speculative fiction techno-thriller entitled Towards White – released by IFGW Publishing. Here’s the blurb from the back cover: They know what’s going to happen to you… after … Continue reading

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Should writers stick to one genre?

I have heard it said that the most successful writers generally stick to one genre. Think of Stephen King and horror for instance, or Agatha Christie and murder mysteries. Does dipping one’s toes in multiple genres result in a jack … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Lego Ninjago Movie

The law of diminishing returns starts to come into play with The Lego Ninjago Movie – a film I’ve been playing catch-up with as I know it’s been out for a while. It isn’t a bad film by any means, … Continue reading

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Download Children of the Folded Valley FREE – for five days only

Get my most successful novel Children of the Folded Valley absolutely FREE on Amazon Kindle – for five days only! Here is the blurb from the back of the book: During a journey to visit his estranged sister, James Harper … Continue reading

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Film Review – Loving Vincent

Giving new meaning to the term labour of love, Loving Vincent is a visually mesmerising but dramatically tepid animated film, examining the events surrounding the death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh. Starting with the positives, the film is an … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Children of the Folded Valley

Concluding my series on inspiration and influences for my novels, here’s a look at the stories that informed my most successful and “personal” book to date, Children of the Folded Valley. A coming of age memoir set against a “light” … Continue reading

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Film Review – Blade Runner 2049

Despite the drooling critical acclaim lavished on Denis Villeneuve’s much belated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, based on one viewing at least, I’d say this isn’t in the pantheon of genuinely great sequels (ie The Godfather Part II, The … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Uncle Flynn

Continuing my series on inspiration and influences for my books, here’s a look at texts that informed my debut novel, Uncle Flynn. A thrilling treasure hunt inspired by local history and walks on Dartmoor with my oldest son, Uncle Flynn … Continue reading

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Download The Thistlewood Curse FREE – for five days only!

Download The Thistlewood Curse absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle – for five days only!   The Thistlewood Curse is a riveting supernatural thriller featuring a young detective and her lifelong friend, a paranormal investigator who specialises in astral projection. With … Continue reading

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